VentureFounders is one of the UK's leading equity investment platforms, providing its sophisticated, HNW client base with access to highly-curated and structured investment opportunities, in early stage venture transactions.
Members of the VentureFounders Investment team are FCA-registered, with private equity and investment management backgrounds. All investment opportunities have undergone a rigorous investment selection and due diligence process, and are subject to ongoing portfolio monitoring and reporting to shareholders. VentureFounders is chaired by Martin McCourt, former CEO of Dyson. The full VentureFounders team is available on www.venturefounders.co.uk.
Since launching in 2014, VentureFounders has supported 26 ambitious scale-up businesses, which have raised in excess of £75m through the platform. During 2017 alone, we made investments in 11 new businesses and supported 15 of our existing portfolio companies with follow-on funding rounds. VentureFounders has one of the highest funding success rates in the industry (90%).
VentureFounders is an official partner of the London Co-Investment Fund, a £25m fund raised from the Mayor of London's Growth Place Fund. The London Co-Investment Fund co-invests with VentureFounders in high growth tech, science and digital startups that are based in London. VentureFounders and Microsoft Accelerator (London) partner to support scale-up businesses both technically and financially, preparing businesses for their next growth phase.